Snapchat Intros 'Memories' to Save Snaps and Stories
Snapchat today said it is adding a new tool to help users save their favorite snaps and stories. Memories are stored below the camera app; users need only swipe up to see them. The idea is to let people access and view their own content. Snapchat says Memories is meant for storing favorited snaps and stories, it will not auto-upload photos or videos from the camera roll. Users can search to find specific snaps, and even use the content in stored snaps and stories to create new snaps. The tool includes a section called My Eyes Only so users don't accidentally share content that may have been meant just for them. Snapchat is rolling out the Memories tool to users gradually over the next month.
Snapchat Debuts Story Collaboration Tool
Snapchat today unveiled a new feature that makes it possible for many people to contribute to the same story. Snapchat calls the new tool custom stories.
'Crowd Surf' Feature from Snapchat Seamlessly Merges Public Snaps
Snapchat hopes its latest feature, found within Snapchat Stories, will make live events far more interactive. Crowd Surf uses the audio captured at events such as concerts to create a seamless experience, allowing people to jump from viewpoint to viewpoint of all those sharing the experience in Snapchat.
Instagram to Let People Highlight and Archive their Stories
Instagram today introduced several new tools that will allow users to hold onto their fleeting stories more permanently. First, Stories Highlights let people create a featured story that can be pinned to their profile.
Snapchat to Ease Navigation with Universal Search
Snapchat is prepared to make its mobile app much easier to use with the addition of a universal search tool. The tool, reports TechCrunch, will always be accessible at the top of the screen and will let people quickly find friends, groups, publishers, and stories.
Instagram Rolls Out Disappearing Stories
Instagram today announced Instagram Stories, a new way to share photos and videos that is similar to Snapchat's Stories. With Stories, Instagram users can post as many photos and videos as they want throughout the day and customize them with text, stickers, and drawing tools.